Our Hospitality programs and groups foster Christian kindness. Explore the links below for more information on each program.
Blue Knights Boys Club
The Blue Knights Catholic Boys Club is a boys’ club aimed at teaching boys about their faith through discussions on virtues, the lives of the Saints, Scripture, games and crafts. Although not directly affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, a similar image of knighthood, defense of faith and family, and armoring oneself with virtues is shared by both groups.
Coffee & Donuts
Share your faith over coffee & donuts with your fellow parishioners.
Family Fellowship Groups
Families, faith and FUN! That is what Family Fellowship Ministry is all about. By joining a Family Fellowship group, families will be placed in a group with about 5-8 other families to share in friendship and support.
Frankie’s Little Friends Playgroup
Join other moms and their little ones for fun and fellowship. This is a great opportunity to visit and grow in the parish family while your children play.
The garden provides the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s food pantry with fresh produce throughout the summer.
Here at St. Francis, our Kids Care program provides a safe, fun and nurturing environment both before and after school for children grades K-8. Kids Care is an Iowa DHS certified program.
Little Flowers Girls’ Club
Little Flowers is for girls age pre-K through 2nd grade, and Wild Flowers is for girls in 3rd through 5th grade. Each month, the girls pray, attend Adoration, do a craft or service project, and learn about a saint and virtue.
Newcomers Ministry is an outreach ministry to parishioners who are new to the St. Francis community and/or adjusting to the transition of moving.
Our Nursery Ministry strives to create a safe, loving, Christ-filled environment for the children of the parish. St. Francis uses a combination of paid staff and volunteers to provide loving, competent care for young children.
Special Needs Ministry
The mission of St. Francis of Assisi Special Needs Ministry is to create and maintain an environment where all of God’s children can share their unique and wonderful gifts with Him.
St. Francis Young Adults
Adults (married or single) who are recent college graduates to mid-30s meet for study, fellowship and service.
The Sunsational Seniors foster prayer, community and camaraderie for the “55 and older” members of St. Francis.
Women in God’s Service (WINGS)
WINGS (Women IN God’s Service) is a social group with the mission to welcome and serve the St. Francis parish and broader Catholic community. All women (over 21) are invited to join.